The purpose of the Society is to support and encourage research and practice related to issues of interpersonal acceptance and rejection, including but not limited to parental acceptance-rejection, peer acceptance-rejection, acceptance-rejection in intimate adult relationships, and acceptance-rejection in other attachment relationships throughout the lifespan.

History of the Society

The Society was founded at the conclusion of the first International Congress on Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection in Istanbul, Turkey, June 24, 2006. 


All persons who are interested in issues of Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection are invited to join the Society. 

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Executive Director Ronald P. Rohner speaks in Spain and Portugal 

Dr. Rohner spoke in Spain and Portugal at a symposium sponsored by UNED Facultad de Psicologia on "Benefits of Affection Given and Affection Received: Introduction to Parental Acceptance-Rejection Theory" and "Testing the Central Postulates of Parental Acceptance-Rejection Theory: A Summary of Meta-Analytic Studies." 

Link to video of the presentation

* "The first 6.5 minutes are the introductions which are in Spanish. The Presentation itself by Dr. Rohner is in English.

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